VIRGINIA BRACKETT teaches at Triton College in River Grove, Illinois. The New York Public Library included her first book, Elizabeth Cary: Writer of Conscience (1996), in its 1997 catalog of recommended reading for teens. Her additional books include Encyclopedia of Classic Love and Romance Literature (1999) and Early Women Writers: Voices from the Margins (2000).
RUTH CARVER CAPASSO is Associate Professor of French at Kent State University. Her research interests include women writers and children’s literature of the nineteenth century, particularly the series La Bibliothèque Rose Illustrée. She has written on the Countess de Ségur’s depictions of crime and child development and her messages of philanthropy for children.
VICTORIA CARLSON is a writer and writing teacher in St. Louis. She graduated from the creative nonfiction writing program at the University of Iowa. Her work has appeared in U.S. Catholic, The Critic: A Journal of Catholic Culture, and The Christian Science Monitor, among other publications. She is currently at work on a memoir.
KRISTINA CHEW is Assistant Professor of Classics and Director of the Program in Classical Civilization at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. Her essay on multiculturalism and classics has appeared in the Classical Journal; an essay entitled “The Losses of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Dictee” is forthcoming in a collection on Asian American women writers. She is currently writing an autobiography about being an Asian American classicist.
JOHN F. CROSSEN is Assistant Professor of Spanish at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania. He specializes in the literature of the Long Eighteenth Century in Spanish America (1650–1850). His dissertation is on landscape imagery in the writings of two exiled eighteenth-century Mexican Jesuits, Francisco Clavijero and Andrés Cavo, and he has published essays on Sor Juana Inéz de la